R.O.C.K. Ministries International


R.O.C.K. Ministries International began in 1996 as a non-profit organization in Lake Elsinore, California, dedicated to working with children of gang families who were at-risk. After having the opportunity to travel to Kenya the founder, Elaine Yi, moved the ministry there to open a children's home for orphans and children living on the street. After becoming a registered NGO in 2003, a home was established in Kisumu. Land was eventually purchased in Malava, near Kakamega, and the children's home moved there around 2008. Currently there are 24 children under the care of the ministry with ages ranging from 4 to 22. The young adults receive assistance with their education through trade school or university depending on their test scores. More recently Malava Christian Academy was opened on the campus with a preschool. Grades one and two were soon added and now, in 2023, grade three will be added as well with the end goal being to grade six. All of the staff for both the children's home and school are Kenyan and many of them hired from the local community. Elaine Yi passed on the directorship of the ministry to Teresa Boyani in 2020 who is carrying the vision of R.O.C.K. Ministries International into the future.

As a Christ-centered organization, our goal is to share the transforming love of God with the Kenyan children in our care by nurturing them (providing physical, spiritual, and emotional care), teaching them biblical principles, and empowering them through education enabling them to discover their God-given purpose which will lead them to become contributing members of society and ambassadors for Christ. 

Bob Swatland
Project Manager

Kyon and Cindy Yi


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